We invite you to read up on our journey so far: our motivations, our dreams, our favorite memories for the past year, among others. Thanks, Erzullie!
A couple of Erzulliestas is shaking the local plus size scene — Mitch Cagadas and Lornadahl Campilan, the girls behind Pinay Curvies, have been holding local events aiming to empower plus size women. We sat down with them for a little chat about what motivates them to keep on doing what they do and why go through all the trouble in doing so.
Presently, you are the only blog that actively focuses on local plus size events. Was that the original plan?
Lorna : I’m under the impression that The Curvy Lifestyle did the same thing before us. It was our vision to make it a smaller world for plus size Pinays. We hope to hold more events that tackle wellness and nutrition, getaway and Philippine Fatshion Week!
Mitch : It was clear that it will be a community…
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I’m so honoured to be included in this list! Nakakataba lalo ng puso! Wee!
Happy Tuesday, Erzulliestas!
The local plus size blog-o-sphere is buzzing with new plus size bloggers almost daily. We wanted to share with you some plus size fashion bloggers that we have discovered that you girls might enjoy too. If you want something fresh and new, here is our list: (this is just partial)
She auditioned for The Next Erzullie Icon last year, but before that, we already met her in the First Look of Erzullie. Think Gabi Fresh meets eastern style sensibilities. You can never go wrong in finding some plus size style inspiration from this brains and beauty!
Outfit we love the most (so far): This hard to pull off gold sequin dress.
I initially fell in love with this blog more for its travel posts, but we can’t deny that this plus size blog was also meant to share some realistic, city…
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In spirit of Pinay Curvies’ All White blog link up challenge, we would like to write an article about how to rock the “All White Ensemble”.
I’ll be honest. Erzullie has not showcased an all white ensemble yet (so far), but you can see a few white accents every now and then. Also, we will have to admit that wearing white can be a little taxing. Specially if you are a commuter, white is really going to be a challenge as an outfit. You don’t want to end up having a lot of stains before you go to the office or even when you are about to go home and obviously, white is not as stain resistant as we want it to be (of course, it depends on the fabric).
But this will not get us disheartened to dare to wear such an ensemble, yes?
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If there is one thing that makes 2013 more fun it’s because of the undying affair with floral prints (other than B&W of course) that bloomed in full swing this year. In dresses, skirts, bags, rompers and imagine pant suits? They’re just everywhere! We’ll we’re not here to complain, we have our fair share of this garden party too. I for one, wore and own lots of these that sometimes my hubby would think he’s with a walking flower vase. Oh isn’t it the most charming thing?! 🙂
So here at PinayCurvies we’ve rounded up four looks, to give you ideas on how to corporate the floral trend.
The Dark Blazer: What I love with floral blazer is that you don’t basically need to accessorize more in the neck area because of the boldness of the print. Also the fact that it is easy to slip from…
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I’ve always been intrigued and eager to experience quiz night with good friends. So Mitch and I agreed to fulfill this long overdue fantasy as our follow-up event to the swap meet and greet . Remember this invitation to the plus size community last month?
Unfortunately, the others who confirmed can’t make it. Loren was suffering from fever that time, thanks to our bipolar weather. And so was Jane. Get well soon, ladies! My fellow boarders Joy and Jinky had last-minute concerns to take care of. Ayzee, on the other hand, almost made it but she and her car got stuck somewhere. So it was just Mitch and I (and our combined stock knowledge) against the real geeks (or nerds, whatever the right term is). Challenge accepted!
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In April 2007, Joyce, my classmate in graduate school, invited our all-girl group to a quick sembreak getaway in her hometown in Pagsanjan. This weekend trip involves shooting the rapids en route to Pagsanjan Falls, enjoying a festive lunch in their farm in Cavinti, touring Caliraya and sole searching in Liliw.
Guess which one excites me the most? Of course, it’s the encounter with the wild water to Pagsanjan Falls! Were you thinking the shoe shopping segment? Well, it ranks second. I guess I’m not imeldific or kikay enough. And I can already imagine you arguing “There’s Imelda in everyone!” I guess that’s true if I could afford to spoil my flat feet and give in to every craving for shoes. In this side trip to Liliw, I realized it’s possible.
The Liliw Festival was ongoing during our visit so we can’t haggle much. But then again, they were selling their…
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When we parted ways from our getaway in Camiguin in 2011, Lorie and I felt sure we will see each other again in the future. If it won’t be in the succeeding Talaandig Festival celebration, we knew we will catch up on each other’s lives in Manila.
When she arrived in Quezon City in November last year, I was delighted to know that I was just a few blocks away from her brother’s home. This calls for a meet-up! Through her posts on Facebook, I learned about her new advocacy: helping women weavers of Tagulwanen Tribe in the trade. I was greatly impressed with their apparently tedious handiwork in each photo she uploaded. And I expected to be more love-struck the moment I see the precious mats in person.
Lorie narrated how she got involved in this project. How her eyes sparkled with pride when she recounted finding her…
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This is a re-re-post. In fact it’s a DWF tradition. Today I got my first e-mails and comments from readers who are worried about buying swimsuits, so today I post this. Enjoy!
Do you know Golda Poretsky? You should. She is a very cool woman doing great work in the Body Positive Community. Her site is Body Love Wellness and I highly recommend it.
Yesterday she tweeted; “Rec’d a link to “How Not To Look Fat In A Swimsuit”. Wld ♥ to see “How Not To Obsess Abt Looking Fat In A Swimsuit & F-ing Enjoy Yourself”
Well Golda, your wish is my command!
Seriously, let’s talk about this. It seems that almost every woman I know, of any size, starts to have panic attacks the first time she sees swimsuits out on the floor of her favorite store; their pesky cheerfulness belying their greater purpose of prodding us into…
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